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Shy Bird - Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

Shy Bird - Kendall Square

4.6
4.6
692 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
An all-day neighborhood cafe, rotisserie, and bar offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch. We are located in the heart of Kendall Square in Cambridge, at the corner of Third and Broadway. We are best known for our rotisserie chicken, SB Dunks, vegetarian/vegan/gluten free options in addition to elevated coffee, an approachable and adventurous wine list, great beer, and classic/fun cocktails.

Date night, Business Meals, Large Groups, Solo Dinners, Kid/Family Approved, and Dog Friendly

We are available for reservations, walk ins, takeout, delivery, catering, large parties, events, and monthly subscriptions.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-4200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Available at shybird.com
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your family gathering, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other celebration here at Shy Bird!
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross street
    at Broadway
  • Parking details
    There are multiple private lots as well as limited on street parking.
  • Public transit
    Kendall Square Red Line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 692 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

692 Reviews
  1. JT67

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Busy restaurant and quite loud. The menu is generally healthy and reasonably priced for Cambridge. My companion had a rotisserie half chicken with greens. The chicken was quite good, but the side of greens was just plain leaves. I had a healthy bowl with shrimp added. It was too salty and the shrimp were dry. Service was competent, we were sat quickly, food came in a reasonable time and the server ws efficient considering how busy it was. The bill had 4% "kitchen administration fee" - wth? I left feeling a little disappointed - not bad, but could have been better.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Food came out extremely fast and was great.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The SB Dunks were burnt and gross. The rest of the food was fine.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing but our server was terrible. He didn’t introduce himself, he was not attentive and we waited 15-20 mins for our bill which caused a bad experience. I wish I was a better experience because the food was great but the service really hindered it all.

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  5. JonK

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service only ok. Good pretty good but not memorable

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  6. mira7993

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing from my first french fry to the last bite of my brownie sundae. We sat outside and the atmosphere was lovely. I enjoyed my cocktail, very tasty, right away; the service was attentive and quick. The burger was to die for. I am excited to come back here.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff and the food were amazing , will be back for sure.

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  8. PeterT

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Came for an early Brunch - all but empty at 845 Sat. Helpful friendly staff. Eclectic diverse customers. Food was pretty good, hearty servings, but rather ordinary. Definitely good for a meal if you are nearby.

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  9. Jesiege

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. I love their dunks and rotisserie chicken. The cauliflower and cucumbers are also excellent. There are really friendly servers and a fun ambiance.

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  10. TraceyLynn

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great Gluten free options - great host

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shy Bird - Kendall Square using the Order Online button. Shy Bird - Kendall Square also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-4200.

Shy Bird - Kendall Square is rated 4.6 stars by 692 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 53 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shy Bird - Kendall Square

390 3rd St, Cambridge, MA 02142

Additional information

  • Cross street
    at Broadway
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–4:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    There are multiple private lots as well as limited on street parking.
  • Public transit
    Kendall Square Red Line
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-4200
  • Catering
    Available at shybird.com
  • Private party facilities
    We would love to host your family gathering, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, or any other celebration here at Shy Bird!
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